There’s nothing like the American tradition of pizza and a movie. Just the word pizza brings back memories of laughing with family at the dinner table or friends after school. Make those memories the best they can be, by visiting our reader’s picks for the best pizza parlors in New Jersey! After reading our list, perhaps a pizza road trip is in your near future? It’s the perfect way to enjoy some wholesome, delicious family fun.
The Best Pizza in New Jersey
1. DeLorenzo’s Pizza
DeLorenzo’s Pizza puts its own twist on a classic round pie. By cooking with tomatoes on top of the cheese (yes, for reals), their pizzas have a special tang to them you can’t find anywhere else.
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2. Mr. Bruno’s Pizza & Beyond
The Balsamic Chicken slice, the “cowboy” slice, and, of course, the Sicilian slice. These are just a few of the pizzas that have put Mr. Bruno’s on the map as one of the best pizzerias in New Jersey. Since it’s birth in Lyndhurst, NJ, Mr. Bruno’s has branched out across Garden State, gaining more pizza lovers along the way.
If you’ve ever heard “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel, this is the first restaurant that comes to mind. With its quaint interior and friendly staff, Leone’s is definitely a great stop for date night with or without the kids. Our favorite is their Margarita slice.
4. Benny Tudino’s
Bigger is always better – and Benny Tudino’s in Hoboken never disappoints! Welcome to the home of one of the biggest pizzas in the country. Benny Tudino’s put itself on the map with their larger-than-life portions and celebrity clientele. Almost fifty years later, Benny Tudino’s is still a favorite for Hoboken natives and pizza connoisseurs alike.
5. Vesta Wood Fired Pizza & Bar
East Rutherford, NJ
Known for their speciality pies, like their prosciutto arugula pizza (shown above,) Vesta Wood Fired Pizza is a great stop for families on their way to New York City or Metlife Stadium. Enjoy homemade, brick-oven pizza and other Italian dishes here.
6. Brooklyn’s Coal-Burning Brick-Oven Pizzeria
This family-owned restaurant brings the best of New York pizza to New Jersey. Celebrities like Frank Sintara raved about their pizza, saying this restaurant was “their place.” Come in and try it for yourself! (Their other locations include Edgewater and Ridgewood).
7. Star Tavern Pizza
If your family loves thin crust pizza as much as we do, stop by Star Tavern Pizza for their “World Famous” thin crust slices and sandwiches. For over 65 years, this pizzeria has made its mark on Orange, New Jersey, and now it’s time for this pizza to make its mark on your heart.
Jersey City, NJ
Jersey City is known for its colorful atmosphere and unique eats, and Razza is just one example of that. Their pizzas are sprinkled with toppings like local honey, fig jam, and even hazelnuts from Rutgers University. Try their “Pumpkin Pie” pizza, which has fresh mozzarella, roasted winter squash, shaved onion, ricotta, and breadcrumbs – so good!
9. Pete & Elda’s Bar (Carmen’s Pizzeria)
Neptune City, NJ
Voted best pizza on the Jersey Shore by the Asbury Park Press, Pete & Elda’s is a family restaurant visited by travelers from across New Jersey. They even have their own “Pie Eaters Club.” Think you’re up the challenge? Eat an entire pie in one sitting, and you get a free t-shirt!
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10. Liberty Hall Pizza
Who says pizza has to be for dinner? Liberty Hall Pizza in Lawrenceville is breaking boundaries with the newest trend in pizza: dessert pie! Try their Nutella pie for a fresh twist on your pizza pie.